I love the idea of a Takashi Miike samurai film, but 13 Assassins just doesn’t live up to its promise.
Yes, there’s lots of ping pong, but also a surprisingly nuanced exploration of the thin line between friendship and rivalry.
Mamoru Oshii’s films are usually more satisfying and challenging than this.
I’ve yet to see a Wong film that didn’t impress me on some level, but I’ll admit it was difficult to make it through Ashes of Time.
A simply brilliant adaptation of one of the most classic horror stories of all time.
What kind of “bad-ness” are we really talking about here?
Vexille’s CGI strives for powerful sci-fi storytelling but frequently lands in the uncanny valley.
Part semi-autobiography, part self-exorcism, part post-modern narrative, and a career rejuvenation for Van Damme.
These films typify “the sadness of things.”
Morisset’s extreme, even experimental style is the perfect visual counterpart for Sigur Rós’ beautiful sonic onslaught.
Fish Story is ultimately an examination of how even seemingly random events are subtly connected in ways that nobody can truly foresee.
It was fun to make a list but this was also a painful reminder that I see far fewer movies now than I once did.
Coming soon: A magical musician, the Satellite of Love, rival magicians, the ultimate cop, and more.
These hour-long mixes of Studio Ghibli music reveal a body of work that’s also deserving of recognition.
Coming soon: a Mel Brooks western, Mr. Miyagi, South Korean revenge, a vampire mockumentary, and Ah-nuld in his prime.
Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams stars in this superhero origin story for the social media era.
Coming soon: The greatest talking pig movie of all time, magicians, classic Schwarzenegger, classic James Bond, and more.
Coming soon: ’80s comedy and horror classics, a Parisian fairy tale, a farting corpse, giant robot lion action, and more.
Plenty of sequels and superhero movies but I’m just as excited by new films from some of my favorite directors.